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H.R. 296: PRO Sports Act

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In wake of national anthem protests, PRO Sports Act would end professional sports leagues' tax-exempt status

President Trump called for the NFL's "tax breaks" to end after many players and teams have knelt during the national anthem this season. While the NFL is not tax-exempt, several other professional sports leagues are, an issue that has drawn unprecedented attention in recent weeks.

The PRO Sports Act would eliminate tax exemptions for professional sports leagues.


In a September speech, Trump called for players who protest during the national anthem before ...

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Jason Chaffetz

Sponsor. Representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2017
Length: 4 pages

Jan 5, 2017


Introduced on Jan 5, 2017

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Jan 5, 2017

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